We need to put together a list of Categories and sub categories that we can present to Mr Massow for his consideration.

At present the categories are

FUN, MATHEMATICS, OFF TOPIC, AND PHYSICS

Mathematics is then split into many sub-categories.

Would anyone like to start a list so we can start commenting on it and gaining ideas.

Thanks

THIS IS WITH THE STICKY THREADS SO THAT IT WILL BE EASY TO FIND.

Melody
Aug 20, 2014

#1**+17 **

Here's a starter for a mathematics sub-category list

Arithmetic

Geometry

Trigonometry

Algebra

Calculus

Differential equations

Logic

Probability and statistics

Alan
Aug 20, 2014

#2**+17 **

Best Answer

Hi Melody, Hi Alan,

good idea. let's see what topics will be suggested.

available math sub category topics:

Algebra

Analysis

Arithmetic

Diff. Equations

Discrete Math

Game Theory

Geometry

Linear Algebra

Numerical Analysis

Pre-Calculus

Probability and Statistics

admin
Aug 20, 2014

#3**+6 **

I'd like **co-ordinate geometry** to be in there and **Matrices** and **financial mathematics**

Alan, why did you separate differential equations from calculus?

what is the difference between game theory and probability?

maybe statistics and probability could be separated.

Where would we put **surds** and **sequences and series**?

Could we also introduce difficulty levels? This would be especially relevant for topics like algebra.

All just ideas.

Melody
Aug 20, 2014

#4**+11 **

Melody, I tend to think of differential equations as a large subject in its own right, though you can, of course, think of it as a subset of calculus.

A danger of having too many subgroups is that some topics might fit into more than one (e.g. ODEs or Calculus?).

(Incidentally, Matrices would be part of Linear Algebra).

Alan
Aug 20, 2014

#5**+6 **

I would like to have the possible use of 3 difficulty levels (or sub topics) . **Would this be possible admin?**

This way there would be less need for more topic headings.

We do not get that many calculus questions - To split them up (other than by difficulty) seems like over k**l to me.

What other topics belong in linear algebra?

And again, where would we put surds.

Maybe we could have a number topic

easy - arithmetic

medium - surds

advanced - complex numbers ?

Would sequences and series have there own category?

And how about set theory? - Maybe it could be scattered depending on the bigger question.

Perhap using calculators could also be a category?

Melody
Aug 21, 2014

#7**+6 **

Off topic would be a non maths question like your English one or a chemistry one.

Melody
Aug 21, 2014

#9**+9 **

You are right Dragon.

I think this one needs a new topic called **Information**.

I am not so keen on Off Topic either. I think I would prefer **other** ?

Melody
Aug 21, 2014

#11**+5 **

mabey you can do it by grade level (ei elemetary, middle, high, and phisics/caculus 7/ whatever you do in collage)

or do

addtion, subtraction, mutiplcation, division, fractions, order of operations, equations/algebra, graphing, gometry etc.

mabey do subsets in each grade level, so that a middle school student who (for exaple) exceled at probabillity can help a third grader without being to intimadated to answer with questions like "What is the subset of 74 squared times the speed of light in a vaccum divded be the weight of a humming birds eyeball in scientific notation? please show all graphs."

mabey one for riddles/ brain teasers?

sorry for spelling mistakes i'm tired

unknown
Oct 2, 2014

#13**0 **

It is long since the last person commented on this post. And I think the sub topics of mathematics are still not available yet?

I am going to suggest a new list.

List:

Algebra

Geometry

Logics

Statistics

Trigonometry

Pre-calculus

Calculus

This list is much shorter and I can't think of anything that isn't in the area of the list.

Differential Eq.s are in calculus.

Financial Maths are in Algebra due to the percentages and indices.

Surds are in Algebra.

Complex numbers are in Algebra or Geometry because there are various kinds of complex numbers question. Some involves Pythagoras Theorem.

Coordinates are in Geometry.

Pythagoras Theorem is in Geometry or Trigonometry.

I think we don't need so much categories.

MaxWong
Jul 19, 2016